The Spectacular World of Mitosis



Mitosis occurs in every living organism; it is not only important for embryonic development, but for the growth and repair of an organism throughout its lifespan. The word “mitosis” literally means “threads” and refers to the threadlike appearance of a cell’s chromosomes as the nucleus prepares to divide.

This month’s flipbook takes you through the key phases of mitosis, courtesy of The Cell Image Library.

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